Governors Ball Releases 2016 Lineup
Governors Ball has come a long way since its inception in 2011, when the festival took place on Governors Island (hence the name) and had a whopping ten-act lineup. Now, it is known as one of the premier festivals in the Northeast and has been put in the ranks with Lollapalooza, Coachella and SXSW as one of the biggest in the country. The sixth installment of Governors Ball will grace Randall’s Island Park for its fifth time from June 3-5 this year. This is the most incredible location for a weekend-long festival in NYC, secluded in the middle of the East River away from city streets but still surrounded by the iconic skyline. The location not only offers amazing views but more importantly a sprawling area that can accommodate festival of this size comfortably. Governors Ball has also made getting to the festival easier than ever, offering ferry service from Manhattan and shuttle busses from Brooklyn (for an additional cost); the festival is also very easily accessible by MTA bus and by walking over the RFK Bridge.
This festival isn’t just exciting because it takes place in one of the greatest cities in the world; they have created an amazing lineup for 2015 that satisfies tastes of all genres. Some of this year’s most notable acts include Kanye West, The Strokes, The Killers, Beck, Death Cab For Cutie, Bloc Party, Gary Clarke Jr., Big Grams (Big Boi & Phantogram) and more . There’s a lot of music to see during the weekend but also a lot to do! Governors Ball offers lawn games, amazing food from local NYC restaurants, craft beer and art installations all around the festival for the entire weekend as well as a plethora of afterparty events to keep the music going all night. Tickets are available through Eventbrite and are definitely going to go quickly, so don’t wait!